Al Gilbert 96

Al Gilbert
by Robert Lansdale

Toronto. My thanks to editor Bob Lansdale for his efforts to track down details of the late Al Gilbert. Al died early this year at the age of 96. Canada’s leading portrait photographer, his studio is in Toronto. Bob Lansdale is preparing a more detailed obituary for later publication.

The above photograph of Al was published in the book “….a funny thing happened on the way to the darkroom” written by the late Margaret Lansdale in 1997 and produced by her husband, our editor, Bob Lansdale.¬†Al Gilbert was one of the contributors to the book and provided one of the two foreword essays.

His son Michael brought an amazing camera collection to our show at the Royal York Hotel the spring of 1981. Michael and his sister Nina have been in communication with Bob Lansdale on these recent events and future plans.

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